Hell On Wheels

Overview

After focusing on the sport of hockey in his award-winning 2000 documentary Homegame, German filmmaker Pepe Danquart turns his lens on the Tour de France in this film that explores the effects of suffering and loss on those who devote their entire existence to winning the world's most famous bike race. For the men who partake in this grueling ride, physical suffering is par for the course as they push their bodies to the breaking point and beyond in hopes of gaining both the fame and fortune that comes with being...
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Overview

After focusing on the sport of hockey in his award-winning 2000 documentary Homegame, German filmmaker Pepe Danquart turns his lens on the Tour de France in this film that explores the effects of suffering and loss on those who devote their entire existence to winning the world's most famous bike race. For the men who partake in this grueling ride, physical suffering is par for the course as they push their bodies to the breaking point and beyond in hopes of gaining both the fame and fortune that comes with being a winner. Despite their unyielding dedication however, success in the race is never guaranteed. For these individuals the dream of being the first to cross the finish line, the endless hours of physical and mental preparation can either make or break them when the starting horn sounds and the true race begins.
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Special Features

Behind the scenes footage; Deleted scenes; Photo gallery and more
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • UPC: 720229911863
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 2:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,058

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lance Armstrong Participant
Erik Zabel Participant
Jan Ullrich Participant
Rolf Aldag Participant
Andreas Kloden Participant
Alexandre Vinokourov Participant
Alexander Winokurow Participant
Serge Laget Participant
Technical Credits
Pepe Danquart Director, Screenwriter
Werner Schweizer Director, Co-producer
Mona Brauer Editor
Till Brönner Score Composer
Michael Hammon Camera Operator
Paul Oberle Sound/Sound Designer
Mirjam Quinte Producer
Claudia Schroder Co-producer
Wolfgang Thaler Camera Operator
Wolfgang Widmer Sound/Sound Designer
Filip Zumbrunn Camera Operator
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hell on Wheels
1. Warming Up [10:34]
2. Holding the Field [9:24]
3. Back in the Wind [9:27]
4. Casual Pace [13:23]
5. Local Entertainment [7:44]
6. Photo Opportunities [7:05]
7. Majestic Views [3:26]
8. Breakaway Group [9:44]
9. Down in the Valley [9:35]
10. Natural Gift [12:19]
11. The Final Stage [11:55]
12. Credits [17:31]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hell on Wheels
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   Chapters
   Special Features
      Bonus Scenes
      Photo Gallery
      Theatrical Trailer
      Trailer Gallery
         Monumental
         War Photographer
         Howard Zinn
         The Trials of Henry Kissinger
         Contact Us
   First Run Features
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